St. Martin's Press, March 2005
Why was an elegant lady brutally murdered the night before 9/11?
Why was a successful New York banker not surprised to receive a woman's left ear in the morning mail?
Why did a top Manhattan lawyer work only for one client, but never charge a fee?
Why did a young woman with a bright career steal a priceless Van Gogh painting?
Why was an Olympic gymnast paid a million dollars an assignment when she didn't have a bank account?
Why was an honors graduate working as a temporary secretary after inheriting a fortune?
Why was an English Countess ready to kill the banker, the lawyer, and the gymnast even if it meant spending the rest of her life in jail?
Why was a Japanese steel magnate happy to hand over $50 million to a woman he had only met once?
Why was a senior FBI agent trying to work out the connection between these eight apparently innocent individuals?
All these questions are answered in Jeffrey Archer's latest novel, False Impression, but not before a breathtaking journey of twists and turns that will take readers from New York to London to Bucharest and on to Tokyo, and finally to a sleepy English village, where the mystery of Van Gogh's last painting will finally be resolved.
And only then will readers discover that Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear has a secret of its own that acts as the final twist in this unforgettable yarn.
hardcover | ISBN: 9780312353728 | Publication Date: March 2005
"Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages."
--The Boston Globe
"A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas . . . Unsurpassed skill . . . making the reader wonder intensely what will happen next."
--The Washington Post
"There isn't a better storyteller alive."
"Archer is a master entertainer."
"Cunning plots, silken style . . . Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader."
--The New York Times